Top 5 reasons why not to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note series has been well known for both good and bad reasons. The Note series was the one to feature big screens and new productivity features. And then came the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. After two recalls and multiple instances of the phone blowing up, and the final axing of the device. It was a pr nightmare for the company.

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Now after much speculation and a year later the company has launched the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a successor to the Note 7 and the company’s latest feature packed phone with dual camera setup and S-pen and a lot more to offer for a respectable price. But is it phone perfect? Here are the top 5 reasons why not to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Safety Issues

Samsung Galaxy Note 8, eight point safety check

Samsung has admitted the design flaw in the Note 7 leading to batteries blowing up making it unsafe for usage. Although Samsung has promised us the Note 8 is safe and all the test they have done. Explained their 8-point safety check and went the extra mile by obtaining a safety certificate from the Underwriting Labs Inc. It still has the ghost of Note 7 all over it. It still might blow up and cause a safety hazard. We are not saying it will blow up but considering the company’s and the line’s history, there is a chance of it blowing up.

Smaller Battery

Note 8 display

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a 6.3-inch display which is huge for any kind of usage. And with their Infinity Display setup, Samsung managed to make the footprint of the phone quite manageable. But with a 6.3-inch display, the battery consumption increases to a large extent. And the Samsung decided to tone down the battery to 3,300 mAh which is smaller than both the Note 7 and the S8+. Samsung says the Note 8 runs a full day but we highly doubt it.

No Stereo Speakers

Note 8 s pen


When we talk about productivity, the biggest part is media consumption. With a beautiful 6.3-inch infinity display the Note 8 is perfect for media consumption except the fact it doesn’t have stereo speakers. With down firing speakers, the sound is not that good, get covered up by hand and cannot be used when the phone is docked. Although the speaker on the Note 8 isn’t bad, but a stereo speaker setup just might change everything.

Bixby Button

Samsung’s own personal assistant Bixby came out with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8+. It is a direct competition to Google assistant and Siri. Interestingly enough the google assistant exists on the S8 and S8+ and on the Note 7 and every other Android 6.0+ phone. Bixby doesn’t even have all the functionality that the google assistant has. Although translation on the go and Bixby lens are a great addition, but a dedication button for that is excessive. A button that is located in such an odd spot, you will accidentally press it while turning the volume down.

Not many new features

Although the dedicated shortcuts for multitasking and notes on the lock screen and animated text messages are cool. But most of the features on the Note 8 were already introduced in the Note 7 and the S8 and S8+. Instead of spending a ton on the new Note 8, save a little buying the S8.

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So what are your thoughts on the Note 8? Leave your thoughts in the comments down below!


Lalit Wadhwa

Tech Geek, BlackBerry Lover and a Engineer

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